The Cy-Fair ISD Police Department Canine Unit was established in 2018 and consists of four k-9s and their handlers. The Department currently has three narcotic detection dogs and one explosive/suspect apprehension dog. The K-9 Officers and their handlers spend their workdays conducting searches on campus, assisting patrol, and putting on educational presentations and demonstrations for the students and staff of CFSID.
For more information or to schedule a presentation/demonstration email Sgt. Zack McDaniel or call 281-517-2189.
OFFICER HINDMAN AND K-9 JUMPER:
Officer Hindman began his career in 1992, as a Deputy Constable in Corpus Christ, Texas. He has previously worked in drug interdiction, corrections, and patrol operations with various agencies. Officer Hindman came to Houston in 2001 as an Agent with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Officer Hindman started his career with the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Police Department in May of 2015. Officer Hindman has worked Patrol on night shift, Campus Operations at Cy Woods HS, and is now on his third year as a Canine Handler with his partner K-9 Jumper.
K-9 Jumper is a Dutch Shepherd and was born on January 8, 2016, in Poland. Like the other K-9’s in the unit Jumper was brought to the United States by Pacesetter K-9 and has been trained in Narcotics Detection and the tracking of persons.
OFFICER SPILMAN AND K-9 DIEGO
Officer Spilman has been a Police Officer since 2003 and has served at the Harris County Constable Pct 4, Katy ISD, and now at Cy-Fair ISD since July 2017.
Canine Diego is a male Belgium Malinois who was born on January 10, 2017, in Poland. Canine Diego was brought to the United States by Pacesetter K-9 and is a narcotic detection canine.
Canine Diego loves coming to work, finding narcotics, and playing with his Kong toy.
OFFICER MAYO AND K-9 ASTRA
Officer Mayo has 27 years of law enforcement experience. During his career Officer Mayo worked for the Houston Police Department and spent time working Canine, Scuba Dive Team, Community Services, Gang Division, Hot Spot, and Patrol. While working as a Canine handler for HPD Officer Mayo worked several high profile assignments including Super Bowls in Houston and Minneapolis. Officer Mayo began working for the Cy-Fair ISD Police Department in 2018 as a Canine Handler.
Canine Astra is a female Belgian Malinois who was born on August 1, 2016, in Poland. Astra was brought to the United States in March of 2018 by Pacesetter K-9. K-9 Astra is trained in the detection of narcotics and firearms.
Astra lives at home with Officer Mayo and his family including her best friend Retired Canine Drummel who retired in May of 2018 along with Officer Mayo from the Houston Police Department.
Astra loves to come to work where she gets to conduct detection work and interact with the employees and students of CFISD.
OFFICER GRIFFIN AND K-9 SCOUT:
Officer Griffin has been in law enforcement for 3 years, with experience working in the Patrol Division on nights and evenings and is currently assigned to the Canine Unit.
Canine Scout is a 3-year-old female Belgian Malinois / German Shepard mix who was born in Poland before being brought to the United States by Pacesetter K-9.
Canine Scout is the Cy-Fair ISD Police Departments only dual-purpose canine and is trained in explosive detection, suspect apprehension, and building clearing and tracking.